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A way for users to put information into a computer system.

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Manual entry for missing items in datatable

Situation: There are items (physically delivered, only of value virtually) that are populated into a datatable after a specified time period (lets call it 7 days for concrete reference), however, the ...
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What is this input type or form setup called? [duplicate]

Couple of us arguing about this and none of us can remember what this is or would be called. Commonly seen on forms where you are moving an option from one box on the left to a box on the right and ...
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When a text field should have Clear button?

I'm talking about little cross appearing inside text field after typing a text, espessially for search fields in desktop interfaces. But any considerations about general text fields on any platforms ...
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Accessibility of in-field labels and help text labels in input forms

Many newer UI interfaces have a preference for input field labels or help texts to be contained within the UI component itself instead of implementing them as separate labels. I was wondering if ...
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How to ask for full name and know which part is what? e.g. last name, middle names, first etc

Say you want the user to enter their full name into a form. Even if you request just this, you may not know which order they put their names down (for example in countries like China, surnames come ...
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Are coloured select items / combo box items a good idea?

I have an application where the user can add a task and set a priority using a combo box. e.g. Low, Medium, High. When this task is created and displayed to the user they see the priority as a badge. ...
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Best way to make many boolean selections

I'm making a tool that crops images at various sizes. Currently, I use checkboxes to show the different sizes, but this will grow unwieldy when I add more crop sizes. What's the best way to show all ...
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Avoiding offensive language in publishing App

I am working on a mobile app that allows the users create long videos picking up small clips. Then the user selects a title for the video and it is published in different networks (Facebook, Youtube, ...
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best ux for users to input multiple strings

I have a web form where in users may input a list of names similar to: Mike, Joe, Ann, Sam The UI should allow for simple edits. This data will be saved and displayed on another page for ...
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Best design for a list with 8 fields for numeric input in a same row

I'm designing a web application where a user needs to add more then 15 football players in a list. For each player user needs to enter values in 8 different fields in each row. It is usually about 50% ...
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How can I improve the UI of groups of nested inputs?

The user is assigning products to a location in a hierarchy in a website. There is potential for multiple locations in multiple hierarchies in multiple websites. User journey: Select website Select ...
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Date picker - Restricting future dates = bad ux?

Restricting future dates? I'm developing a web form, as being reviewed, i was requested to limit the selection of future dates (e.g. not allowing picking dates after the computer's date) The date ...
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Dealing with dozen digit number inputs

I am building a game that involves money. Users have money. Interactions can be as large as a trillion (1,000,000,000,000) or as small as a few thousand. Basically, users set the price of land they ...
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Should commas be placed between characters when listing valid values for an input field

We have an input field, into which the user must type a value but only certain characters are allowed. The allowed characters are: A-Z (any case) the numbers 0-9 the $ character the minus character ...
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Why some websites ask for postal code even if it is not relevant?

Quite often I see websites have postal code field input field even when the website or its input form has nothing to do with postal services. Here is one example (After entering email it will expand ...
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Various UI patterns for connecting panoramic images in a virtual tour

Here is the problem: There is a number of panoramic images available, made mostly in the indoor environment. Our user is assembling them all into a virtual tour, where a different kind of user will ...
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When should input fields be cleared in modals, if at all?

I have an invoice page with a button to make a payment. The payment button triggers a series of modals for collecting user payment info (credit card/check details, billing details, payment ...
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Minimum length of characters for an autocomplete search input

I'm in the process of creating an a search input for restaurants with autocomplete. I was wondering if it would be best for me to require a minimum amount of characters before returning suggested ...
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UI design recommendations for application which uses trackball instead of mouse?

Does anyone have any recommendations for designing a (non-web) application for use with a trackball instead of a mouse? If you know of any guidelines, standards or just your own experience in this ...
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IP address with port input

I'm working on a desktop application which requires to enter an IP V4 address plus a port to define an UDP socket (port is an integer value between 0 and 65535). This is a scientific operation, users ...
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Which date picker is better?

In my opinion this traditional dropdown menu date picker is easier to use: than this calendar-type, which is more prevalent these days: Reason is, if I want to enter a birth date or a date that is ...
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What needs to dominate an input: call to action or the current value?

Context: Cinema ticket booking app. App displays movie screenings in a geographical location. Initial location is determined using user IP. User can change their location by entering an address. ...
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Help designing non-mandatory but crucial fields for user input regarding allergy

I have a field that takes user input about allergies to various food etc. This field can not be made mandatory since not everyone is allergic, and therefore should not be forced to fill this field. ...
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How should I display two user inputs that depend on each other?

I'm writing a web application with HTML5/JS. On one page there are two numeric inputs (A and B) where input B must always be equal or higher than input A. So if the user enters 500 in A, B must be 500 ...
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User inputs into tables

I'm working on a desktop-based app, where there is quite a large number of inputs the user needs to enter. I'm struggling to present the data to the user in such a way that looks good, whilst still ...
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How to allow users to select "no dates" (zero value)?

I am working on a project where I report time on different project like this: I check the dates, and I select the project I want to report the time onto. It's all good, but what if I do not have any ...
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How to show disabled textfields on a form?

I have an HTML form with some textfields and datetime fields. Some elements should be shown readonly for a user group. Unfortunately, site's base color is gray so I could not use that color for the ...
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Best way to ask the user how much something cost, approximately?

TL; DR; version: Users are given the possibility to write stories about certain activities they took part in. The price of these activities can vary, so it would be a good idea to give them the option ...
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Improvement tracker or: How I Learned to Stop Being a Jerk to the User

I'm planning a program (not sure if it will run on smartphones or just PC ) to keep track of user defined task and it's progress. I want it to be less bossy, but still give the proper incentive to ...
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What is the best way to label placeholder call-to-actions?

I'm creating a search input where the user can search for: restaurants, dishes, and cuisines. I was wondering when it comes to placeholder text what is the most proper way to label this call-to-action?...
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Is there any conventions for using alternate fonts in user input fields?

My company is proceeding with a branding initiative which involves a branded font. The desire of the external agency is to apply the branded font to all input controls on the page, including text ...
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What would be the best way to ask for user input for an irregular array?

Consider the following data: Operating System: Windows, Linux RAM: 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB Hard Drive Space: 500 GB, 1 TB Brand Name: Dell, Lenovo, HP, Gateway, Acer Each row has different ...
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What is the best way to implement tags? [closed]

I am developing a piece of software in java. In one of the inputs, the user should be able to add some tags, just like the ones of this page. I'd like to find out the best way to do this. Are there ...
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Canadian Postal Code Input field

The Canadian postal codes is formed from 3 letters and 3 numbers, interposed. Example: M1K 3H7 The Canadian postal code is quite tricky for a user to enter into an input form field, especially on ...
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Phrasing a technical error in most clear way possible: XML config file not properly formatted

I’m developing a program for a group of scientists. The requirements are that user input will be given in the form of an XML configuration file. Also the requirements state that an XSD file will be ...
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Are users more likely to capitalize their names in name input fields?

I have a registration form where users are required to provide their first and last name. I've been contemplating implementing some sort of auto-capitalization callback but after reading this post I ...
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Should the input for a new item of a wishlist be at the top or the bottom of that list?

I was working on an idea for a public wishlist web app that a user will be able to manage: "New item" is an input field that gets focus by default. Right now when I enter "5th Item" and press Enter ...
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Need a pattern to capture multiple data sizes

Something I am struggling with: a UI for Network QoS Changes. The situation: There is a fixed maximum limit. The sum of the sub-values must not exceed this limit. Sub-values are captured as integers ...
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How to indicate insertion of a new record into table with pagination

I'm looking for a way to indicate successful addition of new record to table. I have two main elements on my page - a form used to add new records and, below, a table displaying all the existing ...
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Editing three corresponding entities on one screen (webpage)

There are three different kinds of entities, to simplify: Conditions, Actions, Targets, which needs to be connected together into triads: condition-2345 - action-5 - target-4534 And there may be ...
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Is it standard practice to indicate on the form that Caps Lock is on?

In forms where certain input fields have case sensitive input data, is it an accepted or standard practice to indicate somewhere on the form that caps lock is on? I am thinking that this concept doesn'...
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"Typocaptcha" - an alternative to CAPTCHA? [closed]

We all hate CAPTCHAs, but to some applications they're a necessary evil. Today I wondered if there's a better alternative we just haven't thought of yet. I considered the dilemma: how do you create ...
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Hierarchical display of categories when the user is not exploring

We are making an in-house application intended for sharing know-how. It is a sensitive topic, because sharing with one's business partners makes work easier, but there are many (politically powerful) ...
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Separate console input field?

When creating a console like window, what are the advantages of: having user input in the same control as the output having separate controls for input and output windows? As I see it having ...
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Best way to communicate "tap anywhere to continue"

I have an iOS game which shows a screen every time you win or lose a game. On that screen, the user can tap anywhere to return to the gameplay screen. However, this does not seem immediately obvious....
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What is the best way for a user to select an item by unique identifier?

My team and I are building a mobile app where the user will need to input a human-readable unique identifier (the serial number) of a single unit of inventory. Our system tracks the serial numbers ...
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Is it a good idea to make file path edit box multi-line?

I think it might be useful to make file path edit box in my program multi line, because file paths can be quite long, and when they don't fit the user has to scroll text left and right with cursor ...
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Web version of a complex business form

I have a seen some examples of bootstrap forms that actually look like a tax/complex printed document: I seem to not be able to find it now and was curious if anyone can point me to an example or ...
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Should form inputs expand to full width on smaller viewports?

When a viewport approaches smaller sizes, my first thought is to linearize and grow each form input, giving each input a full-width. This removes the UI hinting of the larger viewport, but arguably ...
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Recording Dimensions of Boxes

I am designing an interface for an application in which operators have to enter the dimensions of boxes they are handling. They place each box on a flat surface, and then use a tape measure. This has ...

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